I'm visiting Montreal for the weekend and decided to take my MacBook Pro (Early 2009) to the Apple Store, as it has been in need of repairs for quite a while. The laptop has had several issues over the course of its life. It's no longer my main computer, but it is still used fairly regularly. One of the issues the laptop has is the random appearance of a black flicker on the display. As I mentioned, this happens randomly - the laptop will go a week without a flicker and then have eight within ten minutes. When they occur, they are very annoying. This is a YouTube video of the flicker: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zxcnwi_mxK8 Many others seem to have this problem and it seems to only affect the integrated graphics card. When I visited the Apple Store today and explained the issue, the reply I received was approximately... "Yes, we know that's an issue. We hoped it would be solved with 10.6.3, but it didn't fix it. It's just the integrated chip that has an issue, so you'll have to use the dedicated graphics card." The guy was polite and nice, but the solution to this issue kinda floored me. I paid several thousands of dollars for this machine and it has a graphics card that doesn't work the way it should. The response should not be that I should simply stop using that part of the computer. I do not require the dedicated graphics card for the majority of the work I do and I don't want to deal with the increased load on the laptop. Considering that this is just one of many problems I've had with this particular machine (failed hard drive, failed SuperDrive, faulty battery, and an issue in which the laptop randomly turns off when not plugged into a power source) and that I own many other Apple products that work perfectly, I'm pretty disappointed with Apple's response. So, MacRumours, what do you think?